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Mar 11, 2011 7:00am EST
dead so far. there is a tsunami warning in hawaii and parts of the u.s. west coast today friday, march hawaii and parts of the u.s. west coast today friday, march 11, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm ann curry in for matt. this was a powerful earthquake. the images are stunning out of japan. it shows the tsunami sweeping inland, some 60 miles over farmland in sendai japan, 200 miles north of tok yochlt cars, housings, buildings being swept out with this massive wave. >> it started with an 8.9 magnitude quake that hit around 2:45 p.m. local time. it is the largest quake in japan's recorded history and the fifth strongest quake in the world in the past 111 years. there have been at least 19 aftershocks, including several stronger than last month's devastating quake in new zealand. a tsunami warning has been extended to include hawaii and parts along the u.s. west coast. >> when it starts to hit the continental shelf it moves as fast as 500 miles per hour, the speed of a jumbo jet. the fir
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Mar 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
officials in japan and here in the u.s. over the severity of this situation. the chair of the u.s. regulatory commission believes a storage pool holding highly radioactive spent fuel rods may be completely empty at this point and that at times radiation levels have been so high they would be lethal in a very short period of time. he urged americans to stay at least 50 miles away from the plant, but that's four times the distance of the evacuation order from japanese officials. people in japan are growing really frustrated at this point about the lack of clear, prompt information. we're going to talk about that as well as the state department's decision to begin offering voluntary evacuations to family members of personnel in japan. >> we have a lot to get to. let us start this morning with ann curry who is in the city of akita in northern japan. ann, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt. as you report the situation is still very serious. the japanese government is staying on message, saying that the radiation levels are stable. but the u.s. has its own exper
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Mar 19, 2011 5:00am PDT
correspondent andrea mitchell now with the very latest. >> reporter: this is what the u.s. and it allies are trying to stop. gadhafi forces pounding rebels in the western city of misrata. the rebels claim this video i don't was taken friday even after gadhafi announced a cease fire. in fact gadhafi seemed determined to carry out a bloody threat to retake the rebel strong hold benghazi. he said he would show no mercy and no compassion. all this prompted a grave commander in chief to issue a blunt warning. >> these terms are not subject to negotiation. if gadhafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. and the resolution will be enforced through military action. >> reporter: president obama spoke shortly after briefing 18 congressional leaders, including many wary of yet another military engagement in a ththir muslim country. but in benghazi, rebels cheered the u.n. decision to come to their rescue. >> very happy. >> reporter: as the fighting continues, the president is sending his secretary of state to paris to consult again with the allies.
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Mar 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. and the u.s. military has shifted some of the fleet a little further from shore after some personnel were exposed to a cloud of low level radiation. the state department is warning americans they should avoid travel to japan. that seems like good advice. >>> also ahead the devastating earthquake that hit on friday was the biggest in japan's recorded history, but the aftermath may be worse with the tsunami washing out swaths of coastal civilization. many areas are cut off. no rescue getting in and very little information getting out. >> plus, six nuclear reactors suffered damage in the disaster. there have been two explosions now at the fukushima daiichi plant. 180,000 people were evacuated from around that area. what is known about the extent of the damage and what is the radiation threat to the people of japan and possibly even around the globe. ann curry is on the scene in japan. it seems to she'll update us live in a moment as well. >> just ahead also, many here in the united states are concerned about loved ones in the disaster zone. ann cu
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Mar 22, 2011 9:00am EDT
fighter jet crashed in libya overnight. both crew members are safe. they have been recovered by u.s. officials and we are going to be talking about that story in a little while. >> important story this morning. >> that is good news. on another note, coming up in this half hour we'll be talking about your diet questions with joy bauer. everything diet and nutrition from feeding your sweet tooth to having a mid-day snack that won't make you sleepy. we have he wille think answers for you. a little bit later on it's hard to believe but reportedly actor and warlock charlie sheen is in negotiations to go back to work on his hit sit com "two and a half men." will it happen? we'll update you on the reported talks. >> do you remember the beginning of this whole thing where he said that, mark my words, they will beg me to come back and the number is now $3 million per episode, not $2 million. i wonder what we'll find out about that. >> also this morning, especially in this economy people are looking for deals. we have more to tell you about including gourmet coffee and jewelry and also pocket
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Mar 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
fukushima nuclear plant and the u.s. military shifted some of the fleet further away from shore after military personnel were exposed to low level radiation. the state department is warning americans to avoid travel to japan. >> we also have new home video that captured the tsunami as it destroyed towns on the japanese coast. in the wake of the disaster, there is new speculation that the san andreas fault in california will be the source of the next big tremor. more on that just ahead. we begin with the latest on the unfolding situation in japan. we have several reports starting with ann curry who is in the hard hit region of miyogi. good morning, ann. >> reporter: good morning. i'm in a city called minamisanriku. it is one of the most devastated towns in the most affected region of this epic disaster in japan. and four days after the quake and tsunami, this area is barely reached by the outside world. [ screaming ] >> reporter: nbc news obtained this home video of the tsunami as it struck the coastal fishing village of minamisanriku, considered one of the hardest hit. where 10,000 of
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Mar 25, 2011 9:00am EDT
and expanded the voluntary evacuation zone to beyond the 18-mile perimeter. u.s. military officials tell nbc news that a nato commander will likely take the helm of enforcing the no-fly zone in libya tomorrow. this move doesn't immediately mean the end of u.s.-led air strikes in that country. since the start of the operation the u.s. has flown about 70% of the air strikes over libya and it's still uncertain how long a transition of leadership will last. representatives from moammar gadhafi's government and leaders of the opposition are expected to attend a meeting in ethiopia today. >>> tensions are on the rise. rockets from the gaza strip landed deeper in israel than they have in years. israel struck back with air raids in gaza. in syria, protesters declared this a day of dignity and are gathering to denounce the deaths of 25 demonstrators. >>> in yemen, tens of thousands are rallying as the long-time president's power base deteriorates. >>> powerful aftershocks in myanmar after a 6.3 tremor killed at least 63 people there and rattled buildings as far as bangkok and vietnam. the qu
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Mar 15, 2011 9:00am EDT
somewhere. >> reporter: since the u.s. navy delivered supplies on sunday, more than 90 countries have offered aid, much of which has yet to get to the victims. an early tally by the american red cross shows as of monday, $23 million in donations have been offered to help japan. tokyo, a financial hub of asia, has been paralyzed with trains out of service and major stores closed. and japan's stock market lost 13% of its value as big companies like toyota announced they would be closed at least until thursday. everyone watches and waits for miracles like this 4-month-old survivor pulled from beneath th rubble by a japanese soldier three days after she went missing, now reunited with her father. late today there was more good news. a 70-year-old woman that was in a house that was pushed by the tsunami was found suffering from hypothermia but alive. she's now being treated in a hospital. so in a country that needs good news, that's certainly a welcome one. >> indeed. >> back to you. >> ann curry in one of the hardest hit areas of japan. thank you. >>> the u.s. is warning against travel to
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Mar 21, 2011 9:00am EDT
curry and al roker. coming up, the latest on libya as part of the u.s. coalition force missiles hit targets inside the country while moammar gadhafi remains defiant. >> on a different note closer to home and just in time for spring, everything you need to know about allergies, matt. millions already suffer from stuff any nose, itchy eyes and the cough that can come as everything starts to bloom. over the last 20 years all the incidents of allergies have doubled. we'll get information for you with and without medication coming up. >> also, divorce can be tough on all areas of life from parenting to emotional health and for women, the finances takes a beating. the average divorce costs in $27,000. splitting up can be a lesson in financial hard knocks. jean chatzky will tell you how to protect your cash in the event of a split. >> before that natalie is at the news desk with the headlines. >> good morning, everyone. the pentagon is calling the u.s.-led aerial assault on libya this weekend very effective and says the strikes sent moammar gadhafi's forces scrambling. now we have word tha
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Mar 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
with tank and artillery fire. the u.s. government will be up and running through april 8 now that congress approved another short-term budget with $6 billion in spending cuts. the legislation will buy time for negotiation on a longer-term budget with republicans asking for still deeper cuts. former haitian president returns to haiti today from exile despite u.s. protests that his arrival in port-au-prince could disrupt an already rocky presidential election. a run-off vote is slated for sunday. he's lived in exile in south africa since his ouster in 2004. he says his homecoming is not politically motivated. >>> federal health officials have documented the first known case of hiv spread by a living organ donor. the kidney donor passed his initial screening, then had unprotected sex before the transplant. officials are now saying donors should be tested within one week of the surgery. finally, a miracle baby for a 32-year-old gibbon. israeli zoo keepers were shocked when they found she was pregnant. she last gave birth 11 years ago. a 32-year-old gibbon is comparable to a 60-year-ol
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Mar 12, 2011 7:00am EST
refinery, was still burning today. the u.s. geological survey says japan's main islands has shifted eight feet as a result of the quake. there have been at least 125 powerful aftershocks in the last 24 hours. even before today's explosion at a nuclear power plant, the authorities had declared a state of emergency at five nuclear reactors and warned a meltdown. thousands have been evacuated from their homes nearby. and officials had insisted that while there would be radiation leaks it would be small. scores of countries have offered assistance, including the u.s., which has almost 50,000 troops stationed in japan, amy. >> i understand you traveled about two hours north before you had to turn back. what were your impressions as you tried to make it to the e epicent epicenter? >> well, there has been an awful lot of disruption to transport here and to the infrastructure. it's been taking 16 hours for people to reach even close to the area of the earthquake and the tsunami. that's partly because there is so much traffic on the road and partly because of the destruction to the highway.
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Mar 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
looked like in better days. >> reporter: since the u.s. navy delivered supplies on sunday more than 90 countries have offered aid, much of which is yet to get to victims. an early tally by the american red cross shows as of monday, $23 million in donations have been offered to help japan. >> i want to reiterate america's support for the people of japan, some of our closest friends and allies. >> reporter: tokyo, a financial hub of asia, has been paralyzed with trains out of service and major stores closed. and japan's stock market lost 13% of its value as big companies like toyota announced they would be closed at least until thursday. everyone watches and waits for miracles like this 4-month-old survivor pulled from beneath the are you able fr rubble, now reunited with her father. matt, late today, more good news. we heard that a 70-year-old woman who was in a house that was swept away by the tsunami has been found. she was suffering from hypothermia but she was alive and is now being treated in a hospital. matt? >> small miracles in the wake of such devastation. ann, thank you ver
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Mar 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
here's matt. >> ann, thank you very much. a week into the campaign the u.s. role in libya is about to change. nato will take over enforcement of the no-fly zone but rebels and pro-gadhafi forces are fighting it out street to street. nbc's richard engel is one of the first journalists to reach ajdabiya where there are battles raging now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. rebels have taken about half of this city. gadhafi's forces still contain pockets and have tanked positioned around the edges. we have seen street-to-street fighting. we can hear gunfire now. rebels have been taking cover, firing machine guns, trying to find gadhafi's forces and drive them out. this is what the war in libya has become. the western air strikes will take out gadhafi's heavy weapons, tanks, aircraft and allow the rebels to push into cities themselves and fight it out almost hand to hand with gadhafi's forces in several cities in libya. >> you talk hand to hand. i was struck on thursday by your reporting and how poorly equipped the rebels seemed to be in terms of weapons. are you sai seeing indicati
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
u.s. military in libya but vowed our troops will not be used to overthrow moammar gadhafi by force. >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. >> did the president say enough to quiet his critics? >> prince harry joins a punishing expedition to the north pole. we are with him live. >> and buried. a snow boarder crashes and becomes trapped upside down in six feet of snow. his helmet camera captured it all including a desperate call to his wife. >> i'm stuck in a tree well. give them my phone number. >> are you serious? >> i'm going to die if they don't find me. >> luckily, she did and he was finally rescued. he's sharing his story with us finally rescued. he's sharing his story with us today, tuesday, march 29, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. president obama vowed america's role would be limited in libya last night. he told the nation we had fulfilled the pledge, we had done what we said we would do. those are his words. >> the president said nato would take control on we
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Mar 31, 2011 7:00am EDT
on the ground beyond intelligence-gatherering. this is the first step to where the u.s. could be doing covertly arming the rebels in their fight against gadhafi. now, u.s. officials caution that they have not done that yet. this is essentially laying the legal groundwork to do that. once you do, it comes under fairly strict congressional oversight, but done in a classified way, carl. >> chuck, what has the white house said about this? what are they legally able to say if they want to deny it? >> reporter: it's a covert operation and is legally deniable. that's number one. the white house is not confirming anything. obviously a few weeks ago when this crisis began they did announce that the full capabilities of the u.s. intelligence community would be used. now, at the time the implication was this was about the over the air surveillance, things like that in order to try to track gadhafi's movements. it was also at that time that the cia operatives were going into the country to begin gathering intelligence about the operation and gadhafi. one other thing, carl, the u.s. intellige
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
people of japan have not lost hope. japan is not only accepting u.s. help in terms of aid and recovery, but they are also going to accept the help of u.s. nuclear experts en route here. meantime japanese officials within the last hour or so continue to say that the radiation levels are stable at the plant. they continue to work the problem. they have abandoned the idea of a fly-over to drop water on number 3 and will inject water from the ground. they say radioactivity levels now are stable at the site. >> let me talk to you about the radiation situation. you were in sendai for 36 hours, lester. i mentioned you made it to tokyo overnight and as you arrived at the hotel you and the crew were screened for radiation. talk to me about it. >> reporter: nbc hired a radioactive expert who met us at the hotel. he scanned us with a geiger counter. you see in the still video. all of us tested clean. he checked our hair, the clothes we have been wearing. when he got to the shoes that was the different story. it went off. the geiger counter went off. let me show you when he ran it over th
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Mar 27, 2011 8:00am EDT
fighting they captured a key city and held by punishing air strikes from u.s. and coalition forces. nbc news chief foreign correspondent richened engel is on the ground. richard, good morning. >> good morning, lester. we are on the outskirts of ajdabiya. this town clearly taken by the rebels and with considerable help. you can see beind me one of gadhafi's tanks that was obliterated by air strikes. the rebels have pushed about 50 miles to the west of here. so, advancing their frontline in the past 24 hours or so. they say they will continue this until they can reach some more gadhafi-held territory. this is a rebel now counteroffensive under way, assisted by the western airstrikes. lester? >> richer, the nato officials say they're not trying to actively assist the rebels but in trying to protect civilians. their bombs are helping. how far can the rebels advance and is gadhafi's army, in fact, crumbling? >> gadhafgadhafi's army certain this area is crumbling. when you look on the ground, we've seen 20 armored vehicles destroyed from the air. it seems this is not just a defensive ope
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning. moammar gadhafi troops launch a major counteroffensive. is it time for the u.s. to consider arming the opposition? >>> dangerous dyes -- does the coloring in foods we eat every day have a negative impact on a child's mood and behavior? this morning, the new search for a link and what some parents are already doing just in case. >>> and the polar prince on his trek through the arctic. prince harry opens up to us about his most important duty at the royal wedding. >> are you thinking about what you will say? think about what you'll say when i'm stuck in a tent. our conversation with prince harry today, wednesday 30th, 2011. . good morning, welcome to "today" on a wednesday, i'm matt laur. >> rebels were making a rapid advance toward tripoli. >> those rebels retreated some 100 miles we'll get the late echt in a live report from libya straight ahead. and we'll talk to republican congresswoman michelle bachmann, who has been critical of president obama's involvement of troops in libya. >> a bizarre case in florida, an honor student who has been offered scholarships t
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Mar 26, 2011 7:00am EDT
to hand over power. the u.s. counts on him to keep pressure on al qaeda in yemen and is reportedly trying to broker a deal. by phone, a newspaper editor said the president and the nation are running out of time. >> i don't think it will take more than a week. i believe he'll step down less than a week if he is asked or we could see a civil war after it the week. >> reporter: and now supporters and -- nentss opponents. the violence happening as secretary gates was here. reforms clearly not happening fast enough for the thousands in the streets across the region. we expect to see more protests here in jordan and in syria after funerals to bury the dead. and in yemen, those talks continue, but at this point, everything seems to be at a very intense stalemate. >> ron allen, thanks. and for more we're joined by mark halperin. good morning. civilians are being targeted in many places. yet it's only libya where the world seems to be reapgting with the no-fly zone and no drive zone. let me start off by playing what president obama said on that very question this morning in his weekly radio
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Mar 3, 2011 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. breaking news. german prosecutors say the gunman who killed two u.s. airmen and injured two others at the frankfurt airport was motivated by islamic extremism. we're live with the latest. >>> it was horrible. mickey rooney testifies on capitol hill about the abuse he suffered for years at the hands of his own family and speaks exclusively to nbc news. >> and he even sold my oscar. >> this morning, his emotional story in his own words. >>> and back with their mom. charlie sheen's twin boys now in the custody of their mother, brooke mueller, as new details emerge about what she told a judge to have those kids removed from the actor's home today, judge to have those kids removed from the actor's home today, march 3rd, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm meredith areredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. >> the airmen were boarding a military bus outside of a terminal at the frankfort airport when a man began opening with them and then opened fire. german prosecutors are investigating the inciden
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Mar 10, 2011 7:00am EST
many others an open invitation to a third u.s.-led war. pounded by bombs and rockets from the air, anti-gadhafi rebels have been sitting ducks on this exposed desert road. they say they need one thing -- a no-fly zone to take away gadhafi's deadly advantage. is a no-fly zone effective or feasible? it will be debated today in brussels today. britain and france are pushing hard while the obama administration is movinging with caution. >> let's just call a spade a spade. a no-fly zone begins with an attack on libya to destroy the air defenses. that's the way you do a no-fly zone. >> reporter: who would the zone protect? the rebels are a rag tag army of a thousand fighters with old weapons and often no military experience while gadhafi's better trained and equipped ground forces number ten times that. he could still win, even with a no-fly zone. gadhafi was ever defiant in his latest interview when asked about a no-fly zone. [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> reporter: then we'd see that the west's aim is to take our oil. all the people would take up arms and fight, he said. as the
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Mar 1, 2011 7:00am EST
country. increasingly the u.s. and nato seem more comfortable doing business with this man, mustafa al jaleel, now tasked with forming a government. he said he needs one favor from the west -- a no-fly zone. [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> reporter: we want an air space embargo to keep gadhafi from bringing in mercenaries from africa. we'll do the rest. ratcheting up pressure on gadhafi, secretary of state clinton said a no-fly zone is on the table. >> the people of libya made themselves clear. it is time for gadhafi to go. now without further violence or delay. >> reporter: gadhafi is not listening. civil war seems imminent and the exodus of thousands of refugees along libya's borders every day will likely only grow. still, it doesn't have to be bloody. libya experts say if several of gadhafi's inner circle decide tole bolt the game is over. so far, meredith, that hasn't happened. back to you. >> jim maceda, thank you very much. susan wright is the ambassador to the united nations. >> good morning, meredith. >> you have called gadhafi delusional and disconnected from reality.
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Mar 11, 2011 7:00am PST
what we are seeing here is maybe the precursor to that, some people from the u.s. geological survey mentioned that you are going to kind of see the precursor to the waves start coming in. and that's why they wanted to clear out the low-lying areas. that's why some of the beaches are closed. and don't forget, also the undertow, they don't want you out in it. it is a great wave, but you are a stronger undertow than you normally would. >> and the waves are powerful. on the phone is kelly from pacifica. kelly, tell me where you are, are you in a safe place, first of all? >> i'm in a safe place. i'm in my home. i am overlooking the ocean on top of the hill. and i have a 180-degree view of the ocean. and what i see right now, this is a ton of white water washing up onto the beach. >> we are seeing the live pictures of probably similar stuff to what you are looking at right now. is this unusual? you look out at the ocean every day, is this different than what you normally see? >> i look at the ocean every day, but there's not so much white water. it usually rolls in and there's not so much
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Mar 8, 2011 7:00am EST
libyan government is not entirely wrong. u.s. and arab officials tell u.s. officials al qaeda in north africa is taking advantage of the chaos to regroup, gain strength and collect weapons. [ no audio ] >> we are apparently having some audio problems. thank you so much to richard engel. >>> a new report found that the u.s. military has a disproportionate member of white males in leadership roles. also a change in recruitment and promotion policies. the body of a missing american college student in spain has been found in a river in madrid. 22-year-old austin bice vanished after leaving a nightclub alone. foul play is not suspected. mandy drury joins us. >> stocks may bring some relief but opec is discussing raising output to cool soaring prices. also we may see cheers for boeing today after the plane maker won 43 orders for wide-body planes from chinese carriers. investors may not be happy about urban outfitters after reported fourth quarter sales and profits below market expectations. back to you. >> thank you very much. now in venezuela, a bull decided to ditch the matadors and mingl
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Mar 8, 2011 9:00am EST
news this morning. the u.s. senate is expected to reject spending cuts proposed by both parties as early as today setting the stage for tough negotiations. in boston, president obama will be pushing education spending as critical for the nation's future. possible contenders for the 2012 gop nomination appeared at a forum on social issues. >>> the body of a missing american college student in spain has been found in a river in madrid. 22-year-old austin bice vanished last month after leaving a spanish nightclub alone. police do not suspect foul play. >>> a judge is deciding what evidence a jury will be allowed to hear in the upcoming hearing of casey anthony. kerry sanders is in wororlando h more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. from the moment investigators were called more than two years ago and told kayley anthony was missing teams were collecting evidence. was her mother casey at the time just her mother or was she immediately a suspect and if she was, why wasn't she read her miranda rights for three months? casey anthony sat in court taking notes as lawyer
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Mar 23, 2011 9:00am EDT
enforce a united nations arms embargo against libya. also, u.s.-led coalition aircraft attack a base used by moammar gadhafi's forces to strike at the rebel-held city of misrata. president obama flies home from el salvador today and says a plan to hold off the leadership role in libya will go into effect this week. radiation levels in tokyo's water supply are now too high for infants. they are telling parents to use bottled water instead. meantime workers trying to stop radiation leaks at a damaged nuclear power plant were temporarily evacuated today when smoke rose from the complex again. detroit's population has plummeted by 25% over the past decade. this according to startling new census data. the former industrial powerhouse now has the smallest population its had since 1910. google's plan to digitize every book ever published and distribute them online has been rejected by a federal judge. over 15 million books have been scanned in the project that would have created the largest digital library and bookstore. the judge cited copy right and anti-trust laws as his primary concerns
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Mar 9, 2011 7:00am EST
extent some american muslims can be radicalized to strike inside the u.s. >> it's a small percentage, but that's where it's coming from. al qaeda is changing tactics. >> reporter: king relies on the obama administration's own assessment. janet napolitano. >> we are seeing increased call for westerners to carry out attacks. >> reporter: the american muslims in the ft. hood massacre and times square attempted car bombings, but many muslim americans are outraged and fear a high profile hearing will lead to anger and discrimination. >> our community is bracing against generalization and fear mongering because our community has suffered. it is very sad that we have not learned lessons from history. >> reporter: civil liberties groups sent king a letter comparing the hearing to mccarthyism and internment camps for japanese-americans during world war ii. u.s. muslims helped foil threats. >> muslim-americans are not part of the problem. you are part of the solution. >> reporter: that touches on one of the controversial claims. king says some muslims are encouraged not to cooperate. there are 7 mi
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Mar 5, 2011 7:00am EST
has the story. good morning. >> good morning. yes, they seem like the typical u.s. couple. bethany decker is a full-ti student, her husband stationed in afghanistan. but beth an if i has been missing since the end of january. >> reporter: choking back tears, evelyn has a heart breaking message to a mission granddaughter. >> bethany, if you're out there, please give us a call. we love you and we'd love to hear from you. >> reporter: family, friends, the police, all desperately trying to find bethany ann decker, a young pregnant mother who vanished without a trace. the 21-year-old college steen senior was last seen entering her virginia apt on january the 29th, her parked car was pound in the lot but no sign of bethany. >> she was registered for the spring semester which started at the end of january. but never showed up for class. >> reporter: what is most unsettling is is that relatives say bethany would never abandon her 17 month old son who was staying with bethany's grandparents while she's in school. >> not being in contact with him, i mean, he's just cute as can be, and missin
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Mar 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning. target libya -- moammar gadhafi's compound hit by a cruise missile as u.s.-led air strikes intensify. but while american officials say the initial campaign has been a success, there are signs the libyan leader's forces are still on the tack. >>> setback. just after reporting progress at the nuclear plant in japan, smoke rising from the reactor forced them to evacuate again. this as milk and vegetables are pulled from near the site due to fears of contamination. >>> and a female wing walker fighting for her life after her husband was forced to crash land the airplane. he speaks about her condition the airplane. he speaks about her condition today, monday march 21, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. busy monday morning. i'm matt lauer. ann curry is back from japan, in for meredith. what a job you did on what was a difficult trip. >> it was difficult for everyone involved. i think we are all thinking of the people who are there and especially for the japanese. we'll have the latest from japa
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Mar 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning. breaking news, a defense department official tells nbc news a u.s. f-15 fighter jet has crashed in libya. we are live with the latest on the fate of the crew. >>> back to work. crews return to the damaged nuclear plant in japan to try to stop the smoke, steam and radiation that's escaping. this morning they have hit a new snag when it comes to re-establishing power to the facility. >>> and sorry, charlie. just two weeks after giving him the boot, cbs is reportedly in talks to bring charlie sheen back to "two and a half men." but after everything each side has said, can anyone say they are winning today? has said, can anyone say they are winning today? tuesday, march 22, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry in for meredith. the crash of a u.s. fighter jet happened overnight near the city of benghazi. the cause was likely mechanical. >> the pilots ejected and one crew member has been recovered. the other is what they are calling in the process of being rec
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Mar 28, 2011 7:00am EDT
gadhafi's hometown. president obama prepares to explain his decision to involve the u.s. military in libya during an address to the nation tonight. >>> in a disturbing case, the 55 billionaire air to the s.c. johnson fortune charged with sexually abusing a child for years. the alleged victim, his now 15-year-old stepdaughter. >>> and princely party. harry threw his brother a bachelor party over the weekend but a hitch in the plans forced a last-minute change. we'll have details and tell you about our plans for the royal we'll have details and tell you about our plans for the royal wedding today, march 28, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. nice to be back. >> it's been a while. >> it has. i went to london to vicsit the queen. she wouldn't answer the door though. but president obama is going to face criticism. membe members of both parties have expressed concerns about the goal of the mission and how long our forces will be in libya. we'll have more straight ahead. >> als
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Mar 13, 2011 8:00am EDT
earthquake and tsunami disaster from u.s. urban search and rescue teams to american warships delivering supplies onshore. we get more on all this now from nbc miguel. >> reporter: at u.s. military facilities in japan, relief efforts are under way. 1,500 pounds of bryce and bread loaded on to seahawk helicopters. the desperately needed food. out at sea, the "u.s.s. blueridge" is on its way. the carrier left singapore on friday. >> help protect the japanese people. >> reporter: with japan in a state of emergency, more help is coming from around the world. search and rescue teams from 45 countries are ready to respond. south korea, australia and the united kingdom have all deployed search teams. time is working against them. >> we know there are miraculous survivors and many days out from this, but the longer time goes on, the less likely you'll find survivors. >> reporter: in fairfax, virginia, crews loaded supplies. they'll join a team from los angeles in japan. >> you're out of here. >> reporter: it was that same team that pulled a woman six days after in port-au-prince. the team will b
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Mar 2, 2011 9:00am EST
that thousands of libyans will die in the u.s. or nato intervene in his country. overnight his forces launched a counter offensive against forces who control a key oil installation. today, britain said it has started an operation to airlift refugees stranded on the border with tunisia. meantime the u.s. navy has sent two ships through the suez canal on the way to libya's mediterranean coast to offer humanitarian relief. the u.s. government will likely stay open for business as the house has approved $4 billion in spending cuts to keep the government from shutting down when current funding expires. the bill advances to the senate for a vote today. california's attorney general has asked a federal appeals court on tuesday to let same-sex marriages resume immediately in her state while the courts decide if california's proposition 8 which bans gay marriages is unconstitutional. six months ago a federal district judge ordered a halt to the marriages while the case is on ale peel. a new study is raising concerns about the use of heart devices in women, pointing out that many are app
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Mar 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
reasons, what are the chances the u.s. can get further deeply involved? >> the question here is whether or not, honestly, this military intervention by the west is going to make enough room in this military fight that gadhafi goes. it is unclear at this point. richard's reporting as clear as anything points out that the military capacity of the rebels doesn't seem to guarantee that. now, the u.n. mission is not to get rid of gadhafi. is not to defeat him, it's to stop him from massacring civilians. that is the grounds on which this test will be judged. but it's very hard to imagine the u.s. being in this for much longer, and getting out of a lead role. the u.s. military is so dominant compared to other mill tears in the rest of the world. it's hard for us to be a participant in anything we are not running. >> you seem so clear about what the mission is, but in fact, speaker boehner doesn't seem as clear. in fact, he wrote a letter to the president saying, we don't know how long the no-fly zone will be in force, we don't know the cost of the mission, we don't know the benchmark for succe
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Mar 29, 2011 9:00am EDT
moammar gadhafi's exit. last night president obama addressed the nation to defend the u.s. military's involvement in the conflict. the president said u.s. intervention was necessary to prevent a massacre of civilians. extremely toxic plutonium is seeping from the quake-crippled nuclear power plant in japan and into the soil. officials are expanding the evacuation zone around the complex. three of the six reactors are believed to have had partial meltdowns since the march 11 earthquake and tsunami. >>> this morning, tens of thousands of syrians are showing support for their embattled president after dozens were killed in crackdowns on anti-government protests. the president is expected to address them in the next 24 hours, his concessions include a lifting of the 20-plus year state of emergency. the ruling military council says hosni mubarak and his family aren't allowed to leave their country. >>> the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments against walmart today to decide if the case can proceed as a class action lawsuit involving 500,000 women who claim they favored men for higher pay
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Mar 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >>> all necessary measures. with u.s. support, the u.n. security council authorized a no-fly zone over libya and the use of military actions against moammar gadhafi's forces. air strikes could begin as soon as today. >>> live from london, meredith vieira gets a special tour of westminster abbey from the man who will officiate at the royal wedding as the countdown to the big event hits 42 days today, friday, march 18, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television " on a friday morning. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer in new york. meredith is in london. buckingham palace. good morning to you. >> hey, matt. good morning to you as well. we'll get the latest on the royal wedding and my tour of westminster abbey in a bit. there are new developments on the crisis in japan, matt. >> there certainly are. japanese officials who have been criticized for downplaying the severity of the nuclear crisis raised their rating of the situation to a 5 on the scale of 1 to 7. that means they expected wider consequences beyond the loca
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Mar 4, 2011 7:00am EST
approach the record of $4.12 by summer. >>> dramatic development. u.s. officials now believe a retired fbi agent who mysteriously vanished in iran four years ago is alive. but where is he and who's holding him? >>> and what's so funny? the baby who can't stop laughing as his unemployed dad rips up a job rejection letter. [ laughter ] >>> more than 5.5 million people have laughed along with him online. now he's brought his giggling to our studios today, friday, march now he's brought his giggling to our studios today, friday, march 4, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. i think i'm a million of those hits on youtube. micah is so cute. he's right there. >> i know. he's a cute little boy and i have a feeling he'll be laughing -- people will be ripping paper in front of that little boy for the rest of his life. >> we need a laugh because gas prices are unbelievable. last time they went up this fast was in the wake of hurricane katrina. >> in new jersey prices are among the
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Mar 1, 2011 9:00am EST
and fought off assaults on key cities overnight. the u.s. is moving closer to libya saying all options including the establishment of a no-fly zone are on the table to protect the people of libya from gadhafi. he refuses to step down but a former minister is already forming an alternative government. the nation of oman was hit with a fourth day of demonstrations this morning. the military fired in the air, wounding a protester. saturday, a protester was killed. the sultan's offer to create 50,000 jobs has not quelled demonstrations there. >>> storms sweeping the country turned deadly. we have mike seidel in tennessee with the latest on the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. this was the second tornado outbreak in less than a week. nine twisters yesterday, five confirmed. one was an ef-2 which ripped through southern tennessee and was responsible for the first tornado fatality of the year. deadly tornadoes and a line of severe thunderstorms produced wind damage in 14 states monday. the storms also dumped heavy rain across the area. here in franklin county, tennessee, a
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Mar 4, 2011 9:00am EST
the dman administration. two u.s. military planes have arrived on italy en route to tunisia where they will bring relief to 30,000 refugees who have fled from libya. >>> egypt's minister of antiquities says he will not stay on in the new egyptian government because he can no longer protect ancient treasures from being looted. he's appeared here to share his passion for egypt's history. he was associated with the ousted egyptian president hosni mubarak. >>> the white house has proposed $6.5 billion in spending cuts to keep the government up and running through september 30. as for wisconsin, the governor there, scott walker, says he melma melma may lay off state workers after more than two weeks of round the clock protests. today, democrats will be end held in contempt if they don't show up to vote. mazda is recalling more than 65,000 cars after finding spiders in vents connected to fuel tanks. the company says the spider webs could cause leaks and fires. there have not been reports of related incidents. find out more at todayshow.com. >>> a former fbi agent who vanished in iran fo
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Mar 3, 2011 9:00am EST
in germany appears before a judge today. this is one of the first shootings in decades of u.s. service members in europe. security officials say the gunman, a 21-year-old from kosovo, has confessed to targeting members of the amain military. the victims were about to be deployed to afghanistan. german officials are treating the attack as a possible act of terrorism. >>> overnight war planes rocked eastern libya. as conditions deteriorate, hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled to the borders with egypt and tunisia. three dutch marines were captured by gadhafi's forces and arrested while attempting to rescue dutch workers from libya. >>> negotiations could begin as early as today as the white house where congressional leaders are to broker a long-term funding solution to keep the u.s. government up and running. on wednesday, the president signed a bill to maintain funding at least through march 18th. >>> the army private suspected of supplying wikileaks with classified documents faces 22 new charges including aiding the enemy. although some of the charges carry the death p
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Mar 24, 2011 9:00am EDT
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